Good way to dust off toys?

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  1. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    Hey all. I'm just curious...what's a good way to dust off my toys? I have over four-hundred figures, half of which are in boxes. The others are on display in my room. However, since I'm 23 years old and go to school full-time, I don't exactly play with them. Even if I didn't go to school they'd sit there. Doing so means they get covered in dust, and after you've walked by the same figure countless times within two months, it looks like all hell.

    The other week I wiped off one half of my Alternators Dead-End and it looked like a car-wax commercial. Then I look at my Brave Max and he has dust in places I didn't think air could even get too. What's the best way to clean these bastards off? Would a soft-bristle toothbrush do it? I've tried the compressed air can, but that only works on the broad surface-layers. It doesn't do squat for corners or anything. Right now I'm looking at the Primus I got in the mail, and I'm asking myself: How the hell am I gonna clean that?

    ~Z
     
  2. AMG

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    I just use a soft handkerchief to wipe them down, nothing fancy. It takes time, but it has to be done.
     
  3. sdtessmann

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    I generally use a big poofy makeup brush to get into nooks and crannies, and a big Swiffer to get the surface dust. Not the cloths, but the big "blue" ones. Yeah, that makes lotsa sense.

    Shawn
     
  4. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    Find a maid AKA a wife or GF....lol
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ditto
     
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    autobotx23 Banned

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    A good cotton washcloth works great for me.
     
  7. ShortCircuit

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    I dont know the consequences long-term, but, Ive got a shelf system goin on, and Ive taped like "window draft clear poly" from like Home Depot or Menard's or the like, to the shelves so the dust doesnt get to them too bad. It kinda looks like a display too!

    The poly also helps to keep your hands off em when youre done too, if youre the Hypocondriac no-fingerprint ocd type lol. cause you gotta take the tape down erytime you wanna grab one.

    It works if ya don't have a wife, gf, with ya to dust em' lawl.

    But, if anyone can tell me if this is bad? I dont think it is. Things have generally been dust free. Im not a smoker either though, smokers put up alot more dust too but the enemy dustation still finds a way to creep up in the crevices.

    Dam we all be needin' a chicano or ruskie maid for a gf. lol.

    Oh you want a good way to dust em', not a maintanance plan but I thought this might help too?
     
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    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Big soft poofy makeup brushes (the ones that are used for blush).
     
  9. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I gently use a lens brush, over a sink. :) 
     
  10. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Canned air around the bases and on some of the figures... works pretty good.
     
  11. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, this is one of the best ways to dust figures. A can of air for dusting your computer's keyboard will do wonder's for the majority of TFs (hell, action figures in general).
     
  12. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Wow, great minds think alike...thats what I use. I got the bigest one I could find at the dollar store. Works like a charm. I also use it to clean off my computer keyboard
     
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    I use a shaving soap brush. I never even thought of a make up brush but that sounds good.
     
  14. thoughtcrime

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    Well I just use a thick round paintbrush to get most of it off, works like a charm. Then I just run vacuum in the air to suck up all the dust I just kicked up, or else it will just get on the figures again, or into my nose & make me sneeze.
     
  15. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    I have an actual feather duster that works wonders...

    I've tried canned air before, but as it's been mentioned, only takes off the top layer of dust... I'm not much of a fan of canned air...
     
  16. Greyryder

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    I use canned air to get the worst of it off. Then I use a rouge brush (big poofy makeup brush) as a dust mop to get that last layer the canned air always leaves behind.
     

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